Upcoming Tours (2016)
Cathedrals of Tao
Culture tour in West Georgia and Turkey
June 17-28, 2016
Viticulture and Tusheti National Park
Culture tour in East Georgia
July 1-12, 2016
Georgian Music at Yale
Yale Georgian Chant Group
A project focused on the repertory of Artem Erkomaishvili (1887-1967), last of the great master chanters. Rehearsals weekly.
7:30pm Friday, Oct 2nd, 2015
Dwight Chapel, Yale University
$15 ($12 students)
recent Tours (2015)
Cultural Heritage Tour
Colchis & Svaneti, West Georgia
July 1-12, 2015
Highlands Cultural Tour
Armenia & Georgia
July 17 - Aug. 2, 2015
In the news
PRI The World (syndicated on BBC, NPR), December 2012, featuring John A. Graham, the nuns of Bodbe Convent, Malkhaz Erkvanidze, and the Martvili boys choir
Deutsche Welle Program, December 2012, featuring John A. Graham, seminarians at Gremi, and the children's choir of Lagodekhi.
TravelWeekly.com, November 28th, 2012, on travel to Georgia. Mentions georgianchant.org as offering unique tours.
Sakhioba Ensemble Tour
October 24 - November 11, 2012
After a spectacular tour including thirty workshop and concert appearances, see video and audio links of the tour, as well as links to purchase Sakhioba Ensemble recordings.
Join us for a weekend of singing with song-master Malkhaz Erkvanidze, who will be teaching Georgian folk and instrumental music after his recent three week performance tour with the Sakhioba Ensemble. Co-faculty members include John A. Graham (Georgian sacred music and improvisation), and Patty Cuyler (American, Corsican, South African).
ISOCM Conference, June 2011
John A. Graham, Ekaterine Diasamidze, and Davit Shughliashvili taught Georgian chant workshops at this year's International Society for Orthodox Church Music conference, held at the University of Joensuu Theological Institute in Joensuu, Finland. June 6th - 12th, 2011. For photos, videos, and other content related to the conference, click here.
Featured in the NYTimes
The article, "Sacred Chants Reverberating Once Again," interviewed John A. Graham and Luarsab Togonidze for information on the history and preservation of Georgian liturgical music. See additional photographs here.
See our updated Archival Recordings page for Gramophone recordings of Georgian chant from the early 20th century
Chant preservation movement
See our brief survey of the 19th century Transcription and Preservation movement of Georgian Chant, with links to more information
on Georgian Chant